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The significance of the secretary of state’s rejection of the ‘Tulip’ skyscraper

The significance of the secretary of state’s rejection of the ‘Tulip’ skyscraper

A ministerial refusal of plans for a striking City of London tower reflects tougher national policies on design and the new importance of sustainability, say practitioners, as well as new tall building restrictions introduced by the London mayor.

Site of planned 500-home theme park given protected SSSI status

Site of planned 500-home theme park given protected SSSI status

The site of a controversial proposal for a theme park and 500 homes has been given protected status by the government's wildlife watchdog, prompting calls from conservation groups for the nationally significant infrastructure project (NSIP) to be scrapped.

Pincher refuses 'Tulip' skyscraper on heritage and design grounds

Pincher refuses 'Tulip' skyscraper on heritage and design grounds

The housing minister has refused plans for the proposed 305-metre 'Tulip' tower in the City of London after concluding that the scheme's harm to views of the nearby Tower of London "carries very considerable weight" while its design is "a muddle of architectural ideas" that does not comply with government guidance.

Green light for huge Blackpool Central leisure scheme after 20-year effort

Green light for huge Blackpool Central leisure scheme after 20-year effort

A five-hectare mixed-use leisure scheme, including a theme park, 200-room hotel, and a new ‘heritage quarter’, has been approved in Blackpool after 20 years of attempts to regenerate the site, despite concerns about the potential impact on nearby protected habitats.

High Court rejects landowner's argument that unauthorised camping field should be immune from enforcement action

High Court rejects landowner's argument that unauthorised camping field should be immune from enforcement action

The High Court has upheld a council's enforcement notice against a landowner for unlawfully changing the use of an agricultural field into a campsite for holiday use, after a judge found that she failed to prove the site was immune from enforcement action.

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